Dynamic Learning Project

Dynamic Learning Project
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Carlynton Junior-Senior High School is one of 50 schools joining the pilot year of the Dynamic Learning Project, a national program supported by Digital Promise, EdTechTeam, and Google, aimed at improving education equity by empowering teachers to leverage technology in more powerful ways.  

By way of a competitive grant application process, Carlynton Junior-Senior High School was selected for the program by Digital Promise due to its dedication to expanding STEAM programs and skill sets among students, existing technology infrastructure, and innovative leadership committed to partnering with teachers to help students succeed.

When discussing the benefits to the community of the program, Superintendent Dr. Gary Peiffer stated “The Dynamic Learning Project is a great opportunity for our District to expand its STEAM offerings and promote 21st Century competency and skill sets to our students and faculty, in our ongoing effort to bring rigorous learning experiences to students as we prepare them for the global work and marketplace they will inherit.”  

The Dynamic Learning Project is designed to help deliver on the promise of technology by investing in a school’s greatest assets: teachers. It’s not just about access to technology, but how prepared teachers feel to meaningfully use that technology in their classrooms.

The Dynamic Learning Project will sponsor and train a coaching fellow, in most cases a former classroom teacher, who will provide personalized, tech-based coaching to help educators in their community leverage technology in transformative ways.

The coaching fellows will be embedded in 50 middle schools in five regions across the U.S. Eleven of the participating schools are in the Pittsburgh region 

The Coaching Fellow in the Carlynton Junior-Senior High School is Ryan Gevaudan. Mr. Gevaudan and High School Principal Mr. Michael Loughren attended a week-long Summer Institute at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, CA this summer.

Superintendent Dr. Gary Peiffer and Mr. Loughren have been promoting STEAM courses and related programs in the Carlynton School District. Mr. Gevaudan has a business and technology background and once served as Classrooms for the Future coach in the district.

Coaching fellows and principals at participating schools will:

  • Work with teachers to apply best practices in the powerful use of technology for teaching and learning;
  • Promote a culture of openness, personalized professional development and continuous improvement between faculty and administration; and
  • Engage with other coaching fellows and their principals to share knowledge and build community of support.

“At Google, we believe in the power of educators. Technology is just a tool; it can only be transformative when it's in the hands of an educator who uses it to create meaningful experiences for students,” said Liz Anderson, Head of Social Impact Programs at Google for Education. “We’re excited to support such a dedicated group in laying the groundwork for innovative use of technology in classrooms across the country."

For more information on the Dynamic Learning Project visit: digitalpromise.org/dynamiclearningproject

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